Stanley Ho with his wife Lucina in 1987. Photo: SCMP Stanley Ho with his wife Lucina in 1987. Photo: SCMP
Stanley Ho with his wife Lucina in 1987. Photo: SCMP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

How men could be married to four wives at once and make it work - Stanley Ho did

  • Taking concubines was common in China, Hong Kong and Singapore until the mid-20th century. The children of principal and minor wives had a different status
  • By convention a concubine’s son only could be promoted to the top rank if the principal wife had no sons, but men bent the rules for the wife they loved most

Stanley Ho with his wife Lucina in 1987. Photo: SCMP Stanley Ho with his wife Lucina in 1987. Photo: SCMP
Stanley Ho with his wife Lucina in 1987. Photo: SCMP
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